Orthodontic Care on the Go!

  Whether you’re heading out for a day with friends or running from classroom to volleyball practice, you don’t always have the luxury of taking care of your braces or aligners in the comfort of your home. But don’t stress! Here are some suggestions for handy items you can take with you to handle most […]

Caring for Your Dog’s Teeth

  It may come as a surprise to learn that dogs, like humans, have both baby and adult teeth. Most dogs, unlike humans, have all of their adult teeth by the time they are seven months old, so it’s time to start looking after their dental health when they are still puppies. While dogs generally […]

Fall Holiday Guide for Braces

  If this is your child’s first holiday season with braces, here are some tips on how to help children get the most enjoyment from these celebrations without compromising their braces or leaving them feeling left out of the festivities. Halloween When you think dental health, “Halloween” is not usually the first thing that comes […]

Generic Clear Aligners vs. Invisalign®

  You may have a talent for home repairs. You may be able to rebuild your computer. You may even be able to put together a whole room of furniture armed only with flat-box kits and an Allen wrench. But, please—don’t try do-it-yourself orthodontics! Now that generic clear aligners are available, you might consider giving […]

Not-So-Sweet Sweets

  Birthdays. Valentine’s Day. Halloween. A trip to the movies. There are just some occasions where a sweet treat is on the menu. Now that you are getting braces, does that mean you have to give up desserts completely? Not at all! The trick to finding the right treat is to know which foods are […]

Make Your Braces Bands Work for You!

  Well, of course, they already are working for you—as an essential part of the alignment process. Rubber bands, also known as elastic ligatures, are used to secure the wires inside your brackets. But bands can be more than functional. Since the ligatures around each bracket are replaced when you visit our office, why not […]

Don’t let braces ruin your Halloween

  Halloween is a time to enjoy delicious candies you might avoid the rest of the year. Youngsters who get to dress up and ask for sweet treats out trick-or-treating cherish this holiday. If you have braces on, Dr. David Hunter would like you still to have fun and celebrate Halloween this year! It’s easy […]

What is a palatal expander?

  Orthodontists like Dr. David Hunter recommend a first orthodontic visit and evaluation for your child around the age of seven. We will evaluate your child’s jaw and facial development and make sure that there is enough room in the mouth for the permanent teeth when they arrive. One of the recommendations we might make […]

Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners

  You’ve selected the Invisalign system because of the many benefits Invisalign offers: comfort, convenience, appearance, and even potentially shorter treatment time! And to add to the good news, caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and uncomplicated. Follow these simple tips to keep your aligners in the best possible shape as you move through […]

Safety of Dental X-Ray Radiation

  We all want to live our healthiest lives. We know that part of keeping ourselves healthy is regular visits to our Glendale, AZ office for checkups and necessary dental work. And that dental work might require an X-ray. Should the amount of radiation in an X-ray concern us? First, it is helpful to know […]